Rochester Red Wings hold off Syracuse Mets in series opener

The Rochester Red Wings returned to the win column on Tuesday night by defeating the Syracuse Mets, 5-4, in the series opener at NBT Bank Stadium.

Rochester jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third inning on Joey Meneses’s grand slam.

Daniel Palka put Syracuse on the board in the fourth with an RBI single.

Cole Freeman crushed a solo home run in the eighth to put the Red Wings back up by four runs.

Syracuse added a pair of runs in the eighth to make it a two-run game. Nick Plummer worked a bases-loaded walk and Cody Bohanek scored on Carlos Rincon’s groundball.

Nick Dino homered in the ninth to make it a 5-4 game but Syracuse was unable to complete the comeback.

Logan Verrett allowed a run over six innings for the Red Wings.

Jake Mangum picked up his first Triple-A hit for the Mets.

The two teams will be right back at it on Wednesday. The first pitch is slated for 11:05 a.m.

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